This Saturday Night at Grays Harbor Raceway located at the Fairgrounds in Elma. The Oregon based Warriors of Dirt Late Model Tour will make their second and final appearance of the year at t Grays Harbor Raceway, for the running of the Mountain Dew/AMP Energy 50. Running in conjunction with the Warriors of Dirt will be the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, and the Cut Rate Auto Parts Hobby Stocks. With only one point race after this weekend, the racing should be hot and heavy as the point leaders in the Modifieds and Midgets are 3 and 1 point ahead respectively. Grays Harbor Raceway is a ASA Member Track.
A full field of Warriors of Dirt Late Models will be in action, lead by current points leader by Lebanon, Oregon driver Jason Wines, Scott Puncohar from Hillsboro, Oregon, former Fast Track Series and Sunset Speedway Champion Greg Walters from Banks, Oregon. Vancouver’s Jeff & Brandon Biffle, the Schram Brothers Jimmy and Jerry also from Vancouver, Rob Ireland from Banks and brothers from Aloho, Oregon Doug and Bob Trout.
Montesano’s Josh Muller holds a slim 3 point lead 1200 to 1197 over Shelton’s Scott Miller, in the Shipwreck Beads Modified point standings. Miller made up 20 points on Muller last week by winning his third main event of the year. Seabeck driver James Wolfard sits in third position with 1104 points, followed by Aberdeen’s Joe Germain with 1062 and former Hobby Stock Champion Jim Oien Jr. with 1035.
In the Triple X Ford Focus Midget division Auburn’s Jonathan Jorgenson jumped back to the top of the standings by the slimmest of leads. Jorgenson leads last week’s points leader Brandon Daniel from McCleary by 1 point 1149 to 1148. In fact the top four are only separated by only 24 points, last week’s winner Seth Hespe from Snohomish sits 17 points behind at 1132 points. Allison Journey from Springfield, Oregon is 24 points back at 1125 points. Montesano’s Jeremy Miller rounds out the top five with 1042 points.
In the Cut Rate Hobby Stocks, Zack Simpson from Aberdeen holds a 102 point lead 1354 to 1252 over Bremerton’s Keith Knowlton. Shelton’s Alan Muenchow Jr. sit in third with 1164 followed by Gig Harbor’s Derek Junell with 1129 points, last year’s Hornet Champion Eddie Blood from Olympia rounds out the top five with 1024 points.
The front gate will open at 4:30 pm on Saturday Night, with racing to start at 7:00 pm.
Next weekend at Grays Harbor Raceway it is the Big E Weekend, featuring three big nights of racing highlighted by the World of Outlaws on Monday September 7th along with the Triple X Ford Focus Midgets, On Sunday September 6th the ASCS Northwest Region 360 Sprint Cars and the NPP Late Models will be in action. The weekend will kick off Saturday September 5th with the Northwest Wingless Sprint Car Tour and the NPP Late Models. This will be the first time ever that the wingless Sprint Cars will compete at Grays Harbor Raceway and by the interest there should be a great car count.